Esplanade is a mixed-use development to be situated on the Ohio riverfront of Pittsburgh’s North Side. The development will be a destination for visitors and locals alike to enjoy lifestyle and amenities representative of a world-class locale.
The design transforms several underutilized industrial sites and brownfields into a sustainable district and a transit-oriented development with a focus on connections to the river for residents and the public. Offering year-round amenities that energize the site 24 hours a day, view corridors and welcoming buildings will draw people through the development and down to an activated riverfront. Along the river, they will enjoy several water-oriented amenities such as a Crystal Lagoons® with an urban beach, a full marina, a revamped section of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and a climate-controlled Ferris Wheel perched over the river with dramatic views to one of Pittsburgh’s prominent features, the fountain at the Point. Esplanade will feature the world’s first all-season Crystal Lagoons® that seamlessly converts from a beach retreat in the summer into a winter destination with thermal baths complementing an on-site spa and an adjoining ice skating rink.
The development includes a 300-key full-service hotel, 200 residential condominiums, and 330 apartments, boutique retail and restaurants, community-oriented stores, an aquarium, three parking structures and a 300,000 SF office tower oriented around the crystalline lagoon, making it a landmark waterfront development for the Pittsburgh area and region.